New York Fashion Week Runway Review: Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013

The Girl in the Check Scarf reviews the Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week

Mathieu Mirano is one to watch. A Parsons graduate, he started his line in 2011 and wowed editors everywhere. This year, he presented his collection during New York Fashion Week at Lincon Center at the age of 21. I’m a huge supporter of young talent, and I’ve loved watching Mirano’s work develop over the past year. Despite his young age, he has an incredible eye for shape, detail, and innovative fabrics.

For his spring 2013 collection, Mirano had dinosaurs on the brain. He described his inspiration as the story of a scientist who slowly morphs into the creature she’s studying. His first few looks are pure, all-white (like a scientist’s attire) pants, jackets, blouses, shorts, and skirts. The materials are magnificent, and you can practically feel the textures just by looking at the photos.

Suddenly, a grey dress with a fossil print appears, and the collection is all bright and bold from there. The designer has no fear of color, and practically every color in the rainbow is represented in the collection. His ball gowns are incredible: some are skin-tight; some have intense micro-pleating; a few feature fossil prints and serious embroidery; and one especially striking dress even had gleaming emerald beetle wings attached to it. Talk about exotic. The clothes are structured but undeniably feminine, and I’d stray from my love of black to wear the bold pants in a heartbeat.

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See below for a gallery of images from the show; click here to see the full collection.

About The Girl in the Check Scarf:
Sarah Justine is a 17-year-old student/fashion blogger with nothing to wear, who reads The New Yorker, and schemes of going to Paris. She’s been blogging daily for three years at, and in March of 2012 she was named “One Of The Top 10 Bloggers Under 18” by She is a TED attendee, fashion and technology geek, aspiring trend forecaster, and constant wearer of black clothing. She is currently a senior in high school and resides in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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